recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Definition of recipient

: one that receives : receiver

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Other Words from recipient

recipient adjective

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Avery Lambert was the recipient of both of Martinelli’s touchdown passes, both of which were 20 or more yards. Danny Shapiro, azcentral, "Arizona high school football Week 2: Game results from around the Valley," 30 Aug. 2019 The medal recipient was Workman, 35, who had run into a burning vehicle to save his dying friend. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden tells a moving but false war story," 29 Aug. 2019 The medal recipient was Workman, 35, who had run into a burning vehicle to save his dying friend. Author: Matt Viser, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden tells a moving but false war story," 29 Aug. 2019 The recipient of one such e-mail was Jonathan Franzen, who helped her publish her first novel, with a small feminist press, for a three-hundred-dollar advance. Madeleine Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Nell Zink’s Satire Raises the Stakes," 26 Aug. 2019 The top donation recipient was the DNC Services Corp., a Democratic Party entity; followed by GOPAC and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Olive Garden disputes claim that it donated to Trump's reelection campaign," 26 Aug. 2019 School officials and Cincinnati police are attempting to ascertain whether the recipients were aware the brownies were laced, Worley said. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "CPS: Student gave marijuana-laced brownies to classmates at school. He faces 5 felony charges," 23 Aug. 2019 Medicaid recipients can be hard to reach, advocates and state officials say. Juliana Kim, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland’s new dental insurance program for low-income residents pays to remove teeth — but not replace them," 22 Aug. 2019 Among this year’s recipients are Beatriz De Oliveira, 17, of Carmel Valley; Ethan Hirschberg, 18, of Carlsbad; and John Finkelman, 18, of Carmel Valley. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Three Jewish teens each earn $36,000 prize for ‘repair the world’ charity work," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of recipient

1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recipient

Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere

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recipient

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recipient

formal : a person who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Kids Definition of recipient

: someone who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsip-ē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Medical Definition of recipient

: an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor

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